I belong to an English Paper Piecing Group on Facebook. A new and dear friend, Inger Marie Loeshagen from Honefoss, Norway, made this quilt and posted a photo of it in our group. We messaged each other back and forth with me asking all kinds of question as to the size of templates, background blocks etc. I finally asked if she minded if I copied the quilt and she graciously gave her consent.
I'm using 1" pentagon template and paper piecing. I've stitched together 12 flowers and 20 rings. The rings will then be appliquéd down onto a 10" square of background fabric. After they're appliquéd down, I'll cut them down to a 9 1/2" square and sew them together. I'll then appliqué the flowers down in between each block. It will have a border but I'm still thinking through if it will be one wide border or two borders with a small inner and then wider outer border.
This quilt is being made for a very sweet and special little girl who lives in Japan. My daughter's co-worker Luke and his wife Nanako, have the cutest little girl named Fujiko who just turned 2 years old in May 2015. My daughter just dotes on her and I've gotten to know her through my daughter. I finally decided I needed to make her a quilt. I chose 1930's reproduction fabric as they are so colorful and have the cutest little prints that I feel are perfect for her.
7/10/2015 Finished stitching together all the flowers and rings today. Next step is to cut the background fabric out and then start to appliqué the rings down.
7/11/2015 I cut out all the background squares and will now start to applique the rings down. I've attached a picture of what the layout of the quilt will look like.